Mit den Französischbüchern in der einen Hand und dem Kaffee in der anderen Hand öffnet sie die Tür des Lehrerzimmers und...

Why are there the two boldfaced articles here?

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It’s not an article in this case, it's a numeral meaning "one":

... in one hand ... in another hand

  • So why does it have en in einen? Nov 3, 2019 at 12:41
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    For the same reason there is "-en" in "anderen" - because it’s declined.
    – Eller
    Nov 3, 2019 at 12:43

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